|Lake Constance and Schaffhausen. Whether the traveler comes from Munich or the Rhine, it is best he should iiop^at Schaffhausen and see the picturesque Falls of the Rhine.
| Zurich (hour and a half from Schaffhausen). A handsome city on the banks of Lake Zurich, with the snow-clad Alps as a background. The adjoining hills are bright with villages, orchards and vineyards.
|Leave Zurich by rail for Zug; steamer on the lake for Arth; rail up the Rigi. (Time from Zurich, four hours.) At the Kulm, the summit of Rigi, the night can be spent, so that sunset and sunrise effects on the Alps may be seen.
|Lucerne. Leave the Rigi Kulm by rail for Vitznau, thence by steamer for Lucerne (two hours from the Rigi). The chief attraction here is, of course, the Lake of the Four Cantons, the finest and most picturesque in Switzerland.
|Leave Lucerne by steamer for Alpnach (at the foot of Mount Pilatus, 6,995 feet), from which place the ascent of the mountain can be made by rail. Thence by the superb Brunig Pass to Meiringen.
|Leave Meiringen by carriage via the Great Scheidegg, for Grindelwald (eight hours), celebrated for its two glaciers.
|Leave Grindelwald by the Wengern Alp Rail- way for Lauterbrunnen (six hours) , passing some of the finest scenery in the Bernese Oberland. The electric railway up the Jungfrau can be taken at Scheidegg station
|Lauterbrunnen, whose name signifies nothing but " clear springs," the finest of which is the renowned Staubbach Falls (1,000 feet), whose praises are sung by poets of all nations. An excursion should be made to the charming little village of Murren, and to the Trummelbach waterfall, fed by the snows of the Jungfrau.
|Interlaken. Between the lakes in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, with fine views of the Jungfrau.
| Berne (two hours from Interlaken by lake and rail). The capital of Switzerland. The town is an old one, but has adapted itself to modern times. Besides the buildings of the federal government, there is a fine Gothic Cathedral, founded in 1421 and but recently finished. At every turn the visitor is reminded of past ages.
|Fribourg (one hour from Berne). The organ in the collegiate church of St. Nicolas is one of the finest in the world. The Great Suspension Bridge, crossing the Sarine at a height of 170 feet, is a magnificent piece of work. Another Suspension Bridge, higher up the Sarine Valley, crosses the romantic Gorge of the Gotteron. Facing the City Hall is the trunk of an old lime tree, twenty feet in circumference.
|Lausanne (one hour from Fribourg), on the terraced slopes of Mont Jorat, and a town in which there is much to be seen. Trips can be made to Ouchy, Vevay, Montreux, Territet and Chillon, all situated on the northeastern corner of the Lake of Geneva.
|Geneva (three hours and a half by boat from Ouchy). A handsome town, situated where the Rhone issues from the lake. The birthplace of Jean Jacques Rousseau, and for nearly thirty years the home of Calvin, who died here in 1564.
|Chamonix (three hours and a half from Geneva). The nearest village to Mont Blanc, monarch of the Western Alps (15,782 feet). Chamonix is a favorite resort for mountain climbers.
|Martigny (six hours by carriage from Chamonix, via the Tete-Noire Pass, 6,600 feet, or the Col de Balme). From Martigny those desiring to return to Paris had best do so from this station, reaching Paris in twelve hours. Martigny is a good starting point for the Great St. Bernard to Aosta.
| Zermatt (five hours from Martigny) is the " center of marvelous excursions. The view of the Matterhorn from the Gornergrat is considered the finest Alpine view in Switzerland.
|. Leave Zermatt for Brieg; thence through the Simplon Tunnel, the latest feat of railroad engineering in Switzerland, to Pallanza, on Lago Maggiore. Total time, about seven hours.
| Leave Pallanza, across the lake to Luino, thence by rail to Ponte Tresa ; steamer to Lugano, the largest town in the canton of Ticino, from which numerous excursions can be made, notably, to Monte San Salvatore and Monte Gen- eroso.
|Leave Lugano by steamer for Porlezza; thence by rail for Menaggio on the Lago di Como; steamer for Bellagio, charmingly situated at the fork of the lake.
|Leave by steamer down the lake for Como. her Lake Como is considered the most beautiful of the Italian lakes.
|To Milan, in one hour.